Amazon.com Operations Manager Interview Questions

Updated Sep 1, 2014
Updated Sep 1, 2014
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Operations Manager Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Anonymous Interview Candidate
Application Details

I applied online. The process took 1+ week - interviewed at Amazon.com in February 2014.

Interview Details

With all my experience in the transportation and logistics field, they still did not think I was qualified for the job. It was the typical apply online at the Amazon.com careers site they have.

No Offer
Negative Experience
Average Interview

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Operations Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Amazon.com.

    Interview Details

    I was contacted by a recruiter. I went through a series of emails, I then was asked to do an interview into a webcam n my computer. My responses were recorded then saved for someone to view at a later date. Three weeks later I was contacted by a different HR person and she set up a phone interview with an operations manager from Seattle.

    Interview Questions
    • Mostly questions about Amazons Leadership dimensions. The a couple math questions (same questions found on glass door.com)   Answer Question
    No Offer
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    Operations Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Indianapolis, IN
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Indianapolis, IN
    Application Details

    I applied in-person - interviewed at Amazon.com.

    Interview Details

    Amazon uses that STAR method - Situation, Task, Action, Results. Many questions: "Tell me about a time (SPECIFIC date) when you xxxx". Have numerous examples on hand. Interviews are not interrogations, rather a relaxed atmosphere where the interviewer is seeking to know your leadership nature, communication and you.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation. Accepted.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Operations Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4 days - interviewed at Amazon.com.

    Interview Details

    It is a day of tours and interviews. They give you tips and advice on how to prepare for the interview and take it very seriously. Make sure you go over their core values and come prepared with questions for them and make sure you know your resume very well. You will interview with multiple people and one person will conduct the case questions. It was basic math and not difficult at all

    Interview Questions
    • The most difficult question was the case question. If you do the online recorded first initial interview, the case question is similar to that   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Operations Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online - interviewed at Amazon.com.

    Interview Details

    Just starting process

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Operations Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took a day - interviewed at Amazon.com.

    Interview Details

    Internal Promotion. Conducted multiple mock interviews with local HR team. Utilized company specific data and principles to prep. Interview questions were 1/3 difficulty than expected. Simple questions asked to gauge potential and past performance in many key area. Many rabbit holes exists. Remember you are there to interview for one of the most demanding positions in one of the most demanding and industry leading companies. Its not just about bringing the A game. You need to embody it.

    Interview Questions
    • How do you lead under-performing teams to achieve expected results   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    pre-determined offer. Take it or leave it. Commensurate with position.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Operations Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 months - interviewed at Amazon.com.

    Interview Details

    Phone interview and onsite interview

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Basic offer letter with not much room for negotiation.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Operations Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Amazon.com.

    Interview Details

    Several phone interviews followed by being flown onsite to interview. They obviously put a lot of emphasis on hiring the right people. You get interviewed by a wide array of people and positions. Most of the questions are behavioral based and challenge you to provide facts in how your experiences match the skill sets and culture.

    Interview Questions
    • After your boss told us how great you were, what would be the one reason they would tell us NOT to hire you.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  9. 8 people found this helpful  

    Operations Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Coffeyville, KS
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Coffeyville, KS
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Amazon.com in July 2013.

    Interview Details

    First step was a phone screen. Next was in person interviews at a Fulfillment Center site with GM, 2 Senior Operations Managers and HR manager. Received tour of facility followed by math flow problem test. Interviewed with each person for 30 mins and asked series of behavioral based questions.

    Interview Questions
    • Behavioral based questions were easy to prepare for. Amazon prefers the STAR (situation, task, action, result) method to answer. Would suggestion preparing for the math flow question. I was asked the following: You have 30 associates who all work an 8 hour day, 5 days a week. 2 need to be in indirect (non-volume producing) roles. Your direct (production) rate is 150 units per hour, but you have two 15-minute breaks during the day. How many units can your department produce in a 40 hour week?   View Answers (5)
    Reasons for Declining

    Chose to decline due to a better offer.

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Operations Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4 days - interviewed at Amazon.com.

    Interview Details

    A friend of mine who became a new Amazon operations manager referred my name to an Amazon Military Liaison who contacted me via e-mail. The liaison requested that I fill out a brief employment history and location preference. He scheduled a phone interview which we conducted three days later. The phone interview was 30 minutes long and was example based. For instance, "give me an example of when you solved a complex problem with a simple solution?" or "What practices have you put into place to improve customer service?"

    Interview Questions
    • "When and how have you applied analytical processes to improve work conditions?"   View Answer
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

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